Marking World Water Day 2016, specialist practitioners from the University of Dundee come together with policymakers and experts from a wide range of water-focused institutions at today’s conference themed Water and Sustainability: A Hydro Nation Approach

Organised by Dundee’s UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, together with the Scottish Government, the University of Strathclyde and the International Water Resources Association, delegates will examine the impact of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on the water sector.

Scotland’s Hydro Nation programme will be at the forefront of the agenda while speakers and panelists explore solutions involving technical innovation, effective governance and regulation, and pioneering research across the water sciences that will improve the global availability of water and sanitation services.

Fiona Parker, Senior Associate at leading UK law firm Shepherd and Wedderburn, will be participating in this afternoon’s panel discussion on Water and Sanitation: Innovation and regulation at home and abroad. Fiona, an acknowledged regulatory specialist who advises on matters of economic regulation and competition law, will focus on the legitimacy and value for money in regulatory systems.

Shepherd and Wedderburn has played a significant role in the development of the water industry in Scotland, and continues to support the Scottish Government’s Hydro Nation policy agenda through its work with the Water Industry Commission for Scotland.

About World Water Day
World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. World Water Day dates back to the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development where an international observance for water was recommended. The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day, and has been held annually ever since.

The theme for this year is Water and Jobs, with events being held all over the world.